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CITIZENSHIP HELP FOR STAFF
Over 25 employees have received Goodwin House Foundation grants of $725 to help pay for U.S. citizenship application fees. The Foundation and Human Resources department will honor these grant recipients at a gathering on Wednesday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Formal Parlor. All are welcome.
 
AVOIDING "IRS" SCAMS
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service always sends letters; it does not make unsolicited phone calls to taxpayers. Never accept or return a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. The IRS also never discusses personal tax issues through unsolicited emails or texts, or over social media.
 
EARLY STAGE DEMENTIA PROGRAM PLANNED

Come to an information session Monday, April 29, about SHARE, a program that provides a practical way to plan for future needs to families that have received a recent diagnosis. Goals are to make thoughtful future care decisions and to live more fully with dementia. To find out more, contact Ruth Reagan, Director of Social Work, at ext. 7112 by Friday, April 26. 

SING YOUR FAVORITE HYMNS THIS SUMMER
If you have favorite hymns you'd like to sing during the summer offertory services in the GHBC Chapel, Chaplain Theresa Brion invites you to let her know. Contact her by email at tbrion@goodwinhouse.org or in person or via her mailbox at the front desk to let her know your favorite hymns and music. Be sure to identify yourself to Chaplain Brion in case she has questions about your recommendations.
 

DINING SURVEY UPDATE
It's not too late to complete the dining services resident satisfaction survey. Paper copies are available at the reception desk. To complete the online version, click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9LNHBC2

LEARN ABOUT ADVANCE PLANNING
Goodwin House is promoting advance planning as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Watch "Being Mortal" in the Auditorium Friday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m. followed by a short discussion and information about advance planning. GHBC social workers and nurses will be available to answer questions and to sign you up for one-on-one sessions. "Being Mortal" is a video developed by the PBS series Frontline. In it, Boston surgeon Atul Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life, including the obstacles in talking about death that prevent honest discussions about advance planning.

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